8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Other Translations of Proverbs 3:8

King James Version

8 It shall be health health: Heb. medicine to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

English Standard Version

8 It will be healing to your fleshHebrew navel and refreshmentOr medicine to your bones.

The Message

8 Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!

New King James Version

8 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.

New Living Translation

8 Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 3:8

Commentary on Proverbs 3:7-12

(Read Proverbs 3:7-12)

There is not a greater enemy to the fear of the Lord in the heart, than self-conceit of our own wisdom. The prudence and sobriety which religion teaches, tend not only to the health of the soul, but to the health of the body. Worldly wealth is but poor substance, yet, such as it is, we must honour God with it; and those that do good with what they have, shall have more to do more good with. Should the Lord visit us with trials and sickness, let us not forget that the exhortation speaks to us as to children, for our good. We must not faint under an affliction, be it ever so heavy and long, not be driven to despair, or use wrong means for relief. The father corrects the son whom he loves, because he loves him, and desires that he may be wise and good. Afflictions are so far from doing God's children any hurt, that, by the grace of God, they promote their holiness.